Mepkin Abbey Tour with Rudy Mancke
Monday, October 11, 10:00am – 11:30am AND 12:30 – 2:00pm
$85 per ticket – CHS Hort Members Only
Tours limited to 25 members each
**Masks will be required while touring the property.**

Ticket Sales Start September 28

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to spend a fall morning exploring the natural beauty of one of the Lowcountry’s most treasured and scenic locations as naturalist and tv host Rudy Mancke gives a behind-the-scenes walking nature tour amongst and around the stunning gardens of Mepkin Abbey.

Rudy Mancke

Naturalist Rudy Mancke served as naturalist and co-host of South Carolina ETV’s NatureScene which began it’s long run in 1978. His field trips, broadcast nationwide, have earned him a legion of dedicated viewers. Rudy’s knowledge of the complex inner-workings of different ecosystems and his great admiration for the natural world make him the perfect guide. In fact, the National Wildlife Federation and the Garden Club of America honored his commitment to resource conservation with special awards. Since retiring from SCETV, Rudy has gone on to teach at the University of South Carolina, Columbia.

Before coming to television, Rudy served as the natural history curator at the South Carolina State Museum for 10 years, and was a high school biology and geology teacher. He earned a degree at Wofford College, attended graduate school at the University of South Carolina, and received honorary doctorate degrees from the College of Charleston, Winthrop College, and Wofford College.

Rudy Mancke currently hosts NatureNotes on both SCETV and South Carolina Public Radio.